Theory of Change: Back to Basics
In every industry, at any particular moment in time there are buzzwords and trending topics. Back when I entered the field of development there were talks of ‘global warming’. However, this shifted to the less alarming term of ‘climate change’. Lest I forget, ‘sustainable development’ were another set of words that would be bounced around by the professional at the various conferences to show how savvy he or she was.
‘Theory of Change’ is no different. These words are now ubiquitous in the development sector for the last few years. Everyone seem to want a ‘Theory of Change’ for even the simplest and most straightforward of interventions.